The Moment: The ceremony producers go mad as Sheena Easton performs Best Song nominee For Your Eyes Only at the 54th Academy Awards - Jaws! Oddjob! Lasers!
Why It's Great: A contender for the most (literally) Jaws-dropping performance of a Best Song nominee.
(Oh, and if you're getting into the Oscars spirit, why not watch the Total Film team's winners predictions right here or below- do you agree?)
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Feb 20th 2012, 10:20
Great list. Even though Scorsese got his for the wrong movie, its still nice to see him finally reconised. Maybe Lucas should CGI is own best directors gong, its only way he'll get one. LOL
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Feb 20th 2012, 11:51
Facebook hadn't taken off by then? Maybe not for TF. The Marlon Brando one kind of made him a complete dick. Wasn't Littlefeather actually an actress?
Feb 20th 2012, 12:39
Another hilarious moment was when Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson came to present the Best short films awards. They were promoting Starsky & Hutch at the time. Cue the Starsky & Hutch theme. Stiller arrived dressed as Starsky and Wilson arrived with his tuxedo.
-Stiller : (feeling ridiculous all of a sudden) :Why aren't you wearing your Hutch clothes?
-Wilson : I don't know. I guess I found it a little bit shameful to come up here and plug your movie...
-Stiller : But it was YOUR IDEA!!!!
Feb 20th 2012, 16:17
"Best Supporting Actress Sylvester Stallone". That's what I kept seeing, but not what it says.
Feb 20th 2012, 16:30
I oved the Vanessa Redgrave speech it was truthful and the "Zionist Hoodlums" gave her a very hard time prior to the awards. There is something called "Free Speech" in this world I think!!! A lady could stand for her opinion and many others did the same and worse before and after her
Feb 20th 2012, 17:43
Nice list. But Michael Moore I just can't take him serious. He's more a poser than actually a guy that DOES something. His "everybody hold hands and then there'll be worldpeace"-attitude is getting annoying. He's a one-trick pony. And I can't stop thinking of Peter Griffin everytime I see him...
Feb 20th 2012, 18:38
Heath Ledger: A fitting send-off for a talent who died too soon, all the more so because this wasn't a sentimental award - he would have won, anyway.
I disagree. While he did a good job, I think Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder would have won. I still watch him in that role and can't believe it's him.
Feb 20th 2012, 19:38
Speaking of Dustin Hoffman for Kramer vs. Kramer is far more memorable than the novelistic tribute to Heath Ledger. Dont get me wrong:Ledger deserved the award, but the presence of his family was completely bore.
Feb 20th 2012, 19:39
Speaking of Dustin Hoffman = Dustin Hoffman's speech
Feb 20th 2012, 21:17
Billy Crystal and Bob Hope were the best hosts. But let's not forget Steve Martin...
"Maybe critics are right, maybe Hollywood movies are too violent. I once took a 9 year old kid to see Gladiator and he cried through the entire film. But maybe it was because he didn't know who I was..."
"Right now, all over the world there are 800 million people watching us and everyone of them is thinking the exact same thught : that we're all gay!"
"When you start to get famous, you get so many things you don't deserve : you get free tickets, you get moved at the front of the line... And it's so strange when you start to get recognized at the supermarket : Are you Steve Martin? Or at the airport : Are you Steve Martin? Or... making love : Are you Steve Martin?"
"You know, I've just realized that hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman : it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal's out of town."
Feb 21st 2012, 18:07
LOL Tourseiv, thats funny...he's got my vote!. :D
Feb 24th 2012, 14:59
I need to add one other event. It was the appearance and speech by Sidney Poitier a few years back (2002?). He had been the first black male to win an Oscar back in 1963, and his comments this particular evening elevated him far above the typical Academy crowd. He was a pioneer who took the slings and arrows, and survived.
Feb 27th 2012, 16:16
Absolutely idiotic list, especially the first number.
Mar 28th 2012, 11:39
Feb 22nd 2013, 23:30
You forgot Joe Pesci's epic speech.
Feb 23rd 2013, 0:43
Something always gets left off these lists, but sometimes it inexcusable. Peter O'Toole, he who has been nominated in the LEAD ACTOR category 8 times...he who gave what was voted the finest film performance of the CENTURY in Lawrence of Arabia...finally gets an Oscar, but it's for lifetime achievement.
Never has an actor MORE deserved an actual Oscar and not gotten one....most everyone agrees, Peter deserves an Oscar. And when they announced he'd get the "honorary," he was mortified because he thought they were saying "it's over, too late, you'll never win." And he was NOT done trying.
At first, he said he would simply turn it down. He was still active, they needed to wait for him to retire. But later, he relented, and did the gentlemanly thing, and performed one of the truly great, eloquent speeches in Oscar history.
And you leave THAT off the list? Oops.
Feb 23rd 2013, 14:44
I've always loved Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's Oscar for "Falling Slowly." They're both so sweet and humble about it that Jon Stewart joking calls Hansard arrogant. Also, when Irglova was cut off by the music, she was brought back on later to finish her acceptance speech. Leaves me with a warm glow, it does. Great song, too.
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